Do My State Officials Care about My Equal Pay?

Every year governors across the country offer up their assessments of the state of their respective states. While each one undoubtedly claims, “The state of our state is strong,” it is unfortunately less common for governors to examine the issues that AAUW members prioritize. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 08, 2016

We’re Ringing the Bell for Gender Equity

By ringing the New York Stock Exchange opening bell, AAUW is becoming part of a longstanding tradition considered to be a high honor and mark of achievement. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   March 30, 2016
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Muslim Feminism in History: Halidé Edib Adivar

Halidé Edib Adivar (1884–1964) was a Turkish novelist, feminist, and advocate for women’s rights who wore many hats during her lifetime. She was best known around the world for her writing, in which she criticized the lack of rights of Turkish women. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 28, 2016
2010-2011 AAUW American Fellow Ayana Johnson at work on the ocean

Navigating Ocean Conservation as a Woman of Color

2010–11 AAUW American Fellow Ayana Elizabeth Johnson works as an independent consultant with nonprofit organizations that specialize in ocean conservation. Being a leader and a woman of color in a white, male-dominated field has not come without its bumps in the road, but, she says, she refuses to allow these stereotypes to stop her from doing her job. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 25, 2016
Paige Robnett, senior program associate of AAUW Campus Leadership Programs, in a team photo with her college basketball team.

How Women and Girls Are Marching Toward Equity in Sports

In the U.S., girls have 1.3 million fewer opportunities to play high school sports than boys have and are offered only 43 percent of the opportunities to play sports in college. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 16, 2016
Black and white photo of women standing in their Marine Corps uniforms.

AAUW Member and Coast Guard Commander Dorothy Stratton Honored for a Lifetime of Fostering Women Leaders

AAUW member Dorothy Stratton (1899–2006) mentored women throughout the 20th century in careers from academia to the Marine Corps. It’s no surprise that she has been recognized as a 2016 National Women’s History Project honoree. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 04, 2016
Sydney Hutchinson playing the drums with her students

The Feminist “Tigers” in Dominican Merengue Típico

American Fellow Sydney Hutchinson looks at a Dominican art form and how women fit into — and reclaim their own space in — it. “They become assertive, respected ‘tigueras.’” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 25, 2016

3 Ways to Help Introduce Girls to Engineering Today

The students we introduce to engineering today will literally build our future. We owe it to them — and to ourselves — to make sure that we include today’s girls in tomorrow’s engineering workforce. Introduce a girl to engineering today to give her a head start. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 24, 2016
Flemmie Kittrell

How Home Ec brought One Woman to India, Liberia, and Back Again

The story of AAUW member Flemmie P. Kittrell (1904–80) shatters traditional assumptions about the field of home economics. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 24, 2016

AAUW Statement on Passing of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

AAUW joins the nation in mourning the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. AAUW is hopeful that our elected leaders will rise above the partisan fray and simply do what the Constitution requires. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   February 14, 2016